Definition - What does Proctor mean?

A proctor is a type of personal legal representative, similar to a lawyer, that represents another person either in admiralty court or ecclesiastical court. This is a common term in English law and within American law. It can also refer to a guardian or executor of a probate. In early English and American law the use of a proctor led the way to the established principle of legal representation and has since been enshrined in law as a person's legal right.

Justipedia explains Proctor

The proctor does not need legal training to hold the position as long as one person has the permission of another in writing to represent them it is legal. Sometimes a proctor has full rights to make all decisions on behalf of another person and sometimes they have to follow a very specific remit and are only allowed to act on the other person's behalf in certain limited circumstances.

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